Atherton Groundbreaking Ceremony

Excitement continues around a new Atherton Library as plans are underway to kick off construction! Join San Mateo County Libraries and the Town of Atherton, opens a new window on Tuesday, April 23 as we break ground for a new Civic Center that will feature our Atherton Library.

The ceremony will include a welcome by Atherton Mayor, Bill Widmer, opens a new window, accompanied by speeches from community members and library supporters who have made the dream of a new Civic Center and library a reality. A shovel ceremony will immediately follow signaling the official start to this wonderful milestone.

Atherton Groundbreaking Ceremony
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 3:00 PM

Intersection of Dinkelspiel and Ashfield, opens a new window
Light Refreshments to follow.

The new Atherton Library Project is a collaborative effort between San Mateo County Libraries and the Town of Atherton. Patrons can expect the new Library to include flexible, blended, multi-use spaces which can be readily adapted to the diverse programs and events San Mateo County Libraries are proud to offer for everyone. Plans include a dedicated quiet reading area, expanded children’s area, multiple meeting rooms, a makerspace and much more.

In preparation for our new library and site construction, we moved to a temporary modular building that sits on the same lot. We still provide the same great services including public access computers, printer, public copier, self-checkout station, and 3D printing services. Patrons can also browse through our collection of non-fiction and fiction books, DVDs, music CDs, a small children’s collection as well as pick up patron holds and LINK+ items. Library programming and events are taking place at schools, Holbrook Palmer Park and other venues in Town.

The projected date for the new Library grand opening is estimated for 2021. We will continue to bring you updates as they develop. Stay connected!